"Raining Pizzas" Puts Local Spotlight on Rare Disorder

Local take ‘n’ bake pizza chain Papa Murphy’s teams-up with Williams Syndrome Association to send local kids to nationally renowned music camp

Many of us have fun memories of going to camp with our peers; but parents caring for a child with special needs, may not be able to afford for their child to create those lifelong memories. That’s why Papa Murphy’s of Tampa, is celebrating their grand opening on Thursday, February 7th, by raising money to send local kids with a rare, genetic disorder to a nationally renowned music camp.

The grand opening is in honor of the owner’s young niece who has Williams syndrome – a rare, genetic disorder (featured on 20/20 about two years ago). Music plays a special part in the lives of these children by helping them overcome their weaknesses.

In honor of their niece and her love for this music camp, the Meads are donating a percentage of sales at their new Papa Murphy’s store (located at 5383 Ehrlich Road, Suite 105 in Tampa), starting February 7th through Valentine’s Day*, to the Williams Syndrome Association to send local kids to music camp.

They are kicking-off the week long donation drive by Making it Rain…Pizzas on Thursday, February 7th! The event starts around 6 pm at The Claw at USF Golf Course. They’re inviting the public to catch their dinner as 250 parachutes with pizza boxes shower down on the putting area. Inside each box will be prizes and free pizza. A lucky few will even win free pizza for a year or children’s party packages!

Hope to see you there!


*Papa Murphy’s stores in New Port Richey and Brandon will also donate a portion of their proceeds to WSA February 7th through Valentine’s Day

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